Mikael Zewski's Las Vegas
By William Trillo
Photos: Dorotea Arango
Fighting on the same
weekend as one of the biggest fights of the year in Las
Vegas, (Pacquiao vs. Marquez), may make a fighter from
Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada feel like he got lost in
the shuffle, but after his powerful 5th round TKO over
Gundrick King(16-7, 4 KO's) the young welterweight
Mikael Zewski (12-0,8 KO's) certainly gained some new
fans with his electrifying performance. Fighting on
Friday night at The Mandalay Bay the Canadian chalked up
another victory in Sin City.
Top Rank's publicist Lee Samuels was very impressed with
Bob Arum's new acquisition. "This kid looked fantastic
tonight, under the guidance of our matchmaker Bruce
Trampler I expect him to go far," said Samuels.
After the fight Zewski
told Pound4Pound, "I really appreciate being a part of
the Top Rank team now and I had a lot of fun fighting
for them tonight. Top Rank is a great organization. They
promised to keep me busy and this was a great way to get
our relationship going"
In regard to his second
winning performance in Las Vegas Zewski said, " I could
see this guy was trying to land the big punch so I had
to be careful early. I just stayed to some basic boxing
until I saw where the openings where going to come up
and that's when I went to work."
And go to work he did. After
putting some hurt on King in round 4 the fighter from Quebec
went to work in round five and after dropping the fighter
once early Zewski turned up the heat and the fight was
stopped at 2:43 of round five. "I knew I had him hurt pretty
bad and the ref did the right thing by stopping the fight,
it was the right call to make," said Zewski.
It was also the right
call for Top Rank to snatch up the free agent fighter
who had been with two other American promoters before he
found a home on Top Ranks ledger. Having watched Zewski
from ringside a few times now I have become very
impressed with the maturity and skill the young man
shows in the ring, he is definitively a prospect to keep
your eye on.